About Us


Ashley Kagan, Med MECD is the founder and co-owner of PLAY AT HOME MOM LLC.  Ashley holds a double Masters Degree in Exceptional Student Education and Early Childhood Development.  She has over 20 years of experience working with children and families.  Ashley was a teacher for 11 years, 8 years teaching children with autism and 3 years teaching pre-k in a Reggio-inspired preschool.  Ashley is also a contributor to “Parenting Beyond Punishment”, a web site dedicated to supporting families in their quest to guide their children in gentle, loving ways.  Ashley lives with her husband and son in North Carolina.


Our mission is to provide ideas and activities to help families connect through play. Our hope is to change lives – one PLAY at a time!  Our message is that children are worthy of being trusted and listened to, that children are competent and capable, that children learn best through play, and that children are our best teachers.   Our philosophy is that play is a perfect opportunity to connect with our children and strengthen the parent/child relationship.  Our belief is that empathy, respect, and trust are the basis for all human relationships.  We hope you embrace the mess, embrace the challenges, embrace “yes”, and embrace childhood.   Take what you love, and leave the rest. – Ashley Kagan, Founder and Co-owner of Play at Home Mom LLC

0004Rosie Lamphere, is Co-Owner at PLAY AT HOME MOM, LLC.  Rosie holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts with disciplines in Social Work and Sociology with a minor in Business. She has her Montessori Certification for children ages 3-6.  Rosie is a Play At Home Mom of 3 daughters ages 5-8.


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